Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Soundgarden planning new album in 2011

Great news for Soundgarden fans: the band has plans to be busy in a recording studio this year.

Here’s the band’s message, as posted at Soundgardenworld.com:

Our Goal For 2011 – Let’s Make A Record

“Over the past few months, we’ve been busy jamming, writing and hanging out together – exploring the creative aspect of being Soundgarden. It feels great. We have some cool new songs that we are going to record very soon. Thank you for all of the support!”

Loudest of Love,
Ben, Chris , Kim and Matt

Soundgarden returned from a 13-year hiatus in 2010 with a series of fan club-only secret club shows, and a headlining performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago.

Last fall, the Seattle music veterans released the career retrospective, “Telephantasm”; the collection included the previously unreleased “Black Rain,” which was recorded during the 1991 “Badmotorfinger” sessions.

While no timetable has been set for the new music, Soundgarden fans can get their fill with the band’s first-ever live album, “Live On I5,” due out March 22. The set features tracks taken from the west coast leg of Soundgarden’s 1996 tour.

In addition, singer Chris Cornell launches his first solo acoustic “Songbook” tour, spotlighting songs from throughout Chris’ career (Soundgarden, Audioslave, solo), as well as a few surprise covers. The North American tour runs April through May.

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Soundgarden – Outshined (1991)

See also:

Soundgarden offer exclusive bonus disc with live album pre-orders
Soundgarden: Chris Cornell announces solo acoustic tour
Soundgarden live album due in March